Sprint getting the HTC EVO View 4G this summer

Summary:Sprint today announced it will be carrying the HTC EVO View 4G, aka the HTC Flyer, starting this summer. This is the first Android tablet with both touch and pen control.

HTC made a splash earlier this year with the unveiling of its 7-inch tablet, the HTC Flyer. This is the first Android tablet to get pen input in addition to the standard touch screen. Sprint today announced it will be carrying the Flyer, aka the HTC EVO View 4G, starting this summer.

The 7-inch tablet will ship with Gingerbread that has HTC Sense enhancements to further the branding and distinguish the View from other Android tablets. The display uses the NTrig digitizer which allows both touch input and the use of a special pen for pointing and handwriting. HTC has previously shown its Scribe technology that allows handwriting in certain apps, including Evernote.

HTC EVO View 4G specifications:

  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® Processor
  • Dimensions: 7.7 inches (195.4 mm) x 4.4 inches (112.5 mm) x 0.5 inches (13.2 mm)
  • Weight: 14.88 ounces (421.84 grams)
  • Display: 7-inch (177.8 mm), 1024 x 600 touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom
  • 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM; microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

The View 4G will operate on both 3G and 4G networks on Sprint. The carrier has not divulged pricing for the View 4G, but a subsidized price with a contract would be the norm.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Tablets, Telcos, Wi-Fi

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